We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Hudson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
I don’t practice goal setting in the traditional sense. I believe in focusing on what your mission is, and why you have that mission. If you’re already showing up every day to do everything you know to do to be successful, and you’re able to flex and pivot when necessary, the results will come on their own. I see a written down goal as symbolizing some sort of finish line, and I prefer to focus on the journey and why I’m there in the first place, rather than an arbitrary goal that can either be unrealistic and discouraging, or shortsighted and limiting to your real potential.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I had no intention of ever owning a business, and was actually against the idea for a long time, but I’ve always been one to walk through open doors as they come. Everything about my business has been one baby step to the next, and never anything I could have sought out or made happen on my own. I started Rocky Mountain Corrective Massage because I wanted to reduce the pain in the world, one person at a time through corrective massage. The growth over the last several years has been incredible to be a part of, and it stems from that sincere desire to connect with people and minimize their pain. As we’ve grown and I’ve brought on other therapists and staff, I’ve been very particular not only about the quality of training and experience they have, but about who they each are as people; their love for others and their drive to help their clients in the same way. This particular group of empathetic people, their knowledge and skills, and keeping our core mission always in the forefront of our minds, is what sets us apart and I’m so excited to see what comes next!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband has been my biggest supporter from day one. When talking about whether or not I should take the plunge and start my own business he said, “Why wouldn’t you?” to which I replied, “Well, because I’m scared.” His reply was something I’ll never forget – “That’s not a good enough reason.” From then on he dove right in wherever I needed him. My office manager, Lindsay, also deserves a huge shout out- she’s been my right hand day after day, and I don’t think I would have stayed sane without her! She has spent countless hours brainstorming and putting her heart into supporting me and the rest of our staff at Rocky Mountain Corrective Massage.
It is truly incredible to have people in your corner that you know without a doubt have your back, and I am beyond grateful for these two!